Artem Lobov and Paulie Malignaggi will have the chance to settle their bitter rivalry at June’s BKFC 6 event.
Shortly following Lobov’s thrilling victory over Jason Knight in this evenings BKFC 5 main event, the promotion announced that “The Russian Hammer” would be making a quick turnaround to fight Malignaggi this June.
Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov got into a heated exchange during a recent Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship media day.
Malignaggi slapped Lobov during the altercation and followed that up with some verbal threats.
“Don’t get in my face and make threats here,” he says. “I got in your face to promote. Don’t get in my face and make threats here cause I’ll f**k you up here.”
“I’m going to put you in a body bag,” he continues. “I’m going to make sure I kill you in June. You’re going to end up in a cemetery. You disrespect boxing, you piece of shit? After all the fighters that have been hurt?”
Malignaggi has not competed since 2017, where he suffered a knockout loss.
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